Genetic analysis can improve depression therapy

Added: 12.01.2018 16:23 | 4 views | 0 comments

Source: www.heraldopenaccess.us
Source: www.heraldopenaccess.us

The failure of SSRI antidepressants can be a result of genetic variations in patients. Variations within the gene that encodes the CYP2C19 enzyme results in extreme differences in the levels of escitalopram achieved in patients, according to a new study. Prescribing the dose of escitalopram based on a patient's specific genetic constitution would greatly improve therapeutic outcomes.

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